Friday, May 2, 2008
Albert Hofmann (1906-2008) R.I.P.
Just read on the great musicneverstopped blog, that ALBERT HOFMANN, the "father" of the mind-altering "psychedelic" drug LSD, has died on April 29th, age 102.
Hofmann first synthesized LSD-25 in 1938 for the Sandoz Laboratories, Swizerland, but it was set aside until April 1943. While re-synthesizing the drug, Hofmann accidentally absorbed a small quantity through his fingertips and discovered its powerful effects while riding his bicycle home on the first acid trip in man's history. A series of self-conducted experiments followed.
Read more about Hoffmann's life and his experiments with mind-altering drugs in his book "LSD: My Problem Child".
Have a look at some blotterart here.